East Atlanta Village’s transition into a more residential district chockfull of new-construction townhomes continues.

The latest offering of multilevel housing is rising on an EAV corner near The Midway Pub, claiming roughly half a block where low-rise commercial buildings were cleared a year ago.

Called Portland Row for one street it faces (Portland Avenue), it’s another eastside project by national developer Toll Brothers, which acquired homegrown Thrive Residential (and this particular build) in early 2020.

Emptied low-rise buildings on site a year ago. Google Maps

Allison Nugent, Toll Brothers’ marketing director, tells Urbanize Atlanta that first closings at Portland Row are scheduled for late this summer.

“We’re definitely going vertical and have several buildings under construction,” Nugent noted via email this week.  

Nine of the 29 townhomes have been placed under contract as of this week. All are three stories with rooftop terraces of roughly 600 square feet.

Prices at the moment start at $445,995 for the “Lela” plan. That’s two bedrooms, two and ½ bathrooms and 1,534 square feet.

The lone available exterior rendering lends an idea of Portland Avenue street frontage and the overall design. Courtesy of Toll Brothers/Thrive Residential/Portland Row

Meanwhile, the most expensive “Graff” options have three bedrooms and three and ½ bathrooms in 2,004 square feet.

Selling points, per marketing materials, include the village’s “small-town feel,” bikeability to the BeltLine, and the townhome’s restrained modern aesthetic.

watermark Construction this week along Stokeswood Avenue. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Combined with Rea Ventures Group's The Lodge project, gearing up with a multifamily component nearby, it's another indication that EAV is trending away from its single-family homeownership past, with a few apartment complexes sprinkled in.

Around the corner from Portland Row, Epic Development has begun sales at the under-construction, 20-unit Village Stacks townhomes. Those also start from the mid-$400,000s but bring more of a modern-farmhouse bent.

And according to Nugent, a Thrive Residential project across the street from Portland Row—the Ironside townhomes, developed before the two companies merged—has recently sold out.

Find a quick breakdown of the Portland Row site’s past and future in the gallery above.

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